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  1. Electrical
    Hi all - moving into our first home in a couple months after years of apartment living. The bedrooms have no overhead lighting and pretty low ceilings so we will want to either install flush-mount overhead light fixtures OR flush-mount ceiling fans for light and cooling. I'd love to have the...
  2. Electrical
    Asking for a pretty easy check-in with a wiring change. This is pretty basic, but I'd rather ask the dumb questions and be sure. I want to move my fridge from one part of the kitchen to another. In the attached diagram, the top is my current kitchen setup up. The bottom is what I want to do...
  3. Electrical
    I needed to replace the old bath fan/light/heater but now it isn't clear what I'm missing - the fan works fine with simple black to black/white to white. That didn't work for the light.What am I missing? There are 2 black, 2 white, and ground availible. The wall switches are 2 pair: 1 is the...
  4. Electrical
    Have two questions and have attached a picture for each. Thank you in advance. Is this ok to pull wire under stairs ?. I can't pull through ceiling joists because 2 joists completely blocking my way due to duck work. In the 2nd picture, I have a pole between two studs in one of the side of the...
  5. Electrical
    The house was built in 1972 with a 100A supply. It was upgraded to 200A in the late 80s. I bought the house in 1996. I am wanting to add a new circuit and there is a space for an additional breaker, but this panel, and I'm not an electrician, looks like the definition of spaghetti wiring. How...
  6. Electrical
    Yes it's me again. After correcting the wiring issue I had with my outdoor lighting I was trying to finish up a little side project that I have going on with the electric lamp post in my yard. The old fixture was toast and it kept burning through bulbs and water was getting in there. so I went...
  7. Electrical
    I'm knocking a passthru/breakfast bar between my kitchen and dining room. On one side is an outlet, on the other is a light switch. I thought I could move them together laterally, but the wire coming up from the basement is too short. The boxes on both sides of the wall are joined (see...
  8. Electrical
    Hello all. Thinking of installing this dimmable LED under-cabinet lighting system from Aiboo: Amazon.com: AIBOO Linkable Under Cabinet LED Lighting 12V Dimmable Puck Lights with Wireless RF Remote Control, Hardwired & Wall Plug in for Counter Lighting(6 Lights, Warm White): Home Improvement...
  9. HVAC
    I need some help wiring this humidifier. My solenoid is powered off of the furnace disconnect switch. My furnace is a Carrier, 1998 vintage. My humidistat is the manual one. It only has two terminals. I’m not using the outdoor humidistat or humidity control from the thermostat. I just want it to...
  10. Electrical
    So my wife and I are remodeling our home (first mistake, haha!) and she wants to add under-cabinet lighting in our kitchen. I bought some UtiliTech puck lights to install; they come in strings of 3 pucks and use 120 volts and 20 watt halogen bulbs. Looking to hard-wire the lights; one string...
  11. Drywall & Plaster
    Good morning. First time poster. I have a 1918 vintage home. I am hoping to install recessed lighting in the main living/dining area (approximately 30 X 15). The ceiling is plaster over lath but was laminated with drywall at some point. There is one existing light in the ceiling so there is...
  12. HVAC
    I have a Beckett R7184B control connected to a Honeywell RTH6300B1005 programmable thermostat. The wiring at the thermostat, however, does not match the wiring at the furnace. Everything currently works normally, but I'm trying to install a Google Nest and things aren't matching up. The Google...
  13. Electrical
    Greetings, I just installed a new ceiling fan that has a remote control. The motor/light box have the typical blue/white/black wires which you connect to the remote control box which has white and black wires to run to the house wiring. In the ceiling I have two sets of ground, black, and...
  14. Electrical
    Hi Community, I am looking for someone to double check my wiring layout of a bathroom light/fan/nightlight that I want to install. Also seeking some guidance on making this code compliant. I have a basic knowledge in a lot of areas including wiring and electrical. I am very careful to not go...
  15. Electrical
    I need to find the electrical problem in a 26 year old manufactured home. Put a room addition on and surges became worse. Checked ground on house and found they were disconnected. Reground house and now surges are extreme and consistent. How do I find the problem?
  16. Electrical
    Hi all... we have a home that current has a Lutron ntgrx-4s 4 scene light switch. I am replacing all of the bulbs in this room with Hue lightbulbs so didn’t need a dimmer switch any more. My assumption was I could remove this switch and replace it with a regular toggle switch but when I removed...
  17. Electrical
    Hi so trying to install a water heater in my home, the house is older and has a tank water heater with two 4500 watt elements in it. The one I want to install is the Rheem RTEX-13, it says in its documentation that it recommends a 1x60 Amp breaker with 6 AWG wiring. Here is my issue, the one...
  18. Electrical
    I have an extension cord that I was planning on using but I noticed that the wiring in the receptacle has backwards coloring from my plug. The black and white wires are reversed. The receptacle is also backwards from my wall outlet. Do I need a different extension cord?
  19. Electrical
    Hey everyone, New to the forum, but not to DIY. Pretty handy with most things (cars, general carpentry, DIY around the house, etc), but not afraid to ask for help when I need it and for this project wanted to consult some of the experts so I get it right the first time since it'll be a pain to...
  20. Electrical
    Hi, I would like some expert opinions on wiring a new Jacuzzi J-345 hot tub install and found this discussion group. The hot tub is getting installed in Ottawa, Canada. A few pieces of background information. The HT can run in 2 modes of which I am considering, 240V 37A (default) or 240V 48A...
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